One of the strangest homes in New York City’s stylish Greenwich Village is 75 1/2 Bedford Street. It’s called the skinniest house in New York, and it measures only 9.5 feet wide by 42 feet deep. It was built in 1873 on what was originally an alleyway between 75 Bedford and 77 Bedford. Well, you can officially take 75 1/2 off the market, because the skinny house has been sold for $2.1 million dollars!
Thumbing their nose at the real estate crisis, the skinniest house in New York was sold for a high price for several reasons. First of all, it’s notorious for its weird design. Secondly, it has been the home of the poet Edna St. Vincent Millay and the anthropologist Margaret Mead. Thirdly, it’s in Greenwich Village. It seems like a lot of money for a 2-bedroom, 2-bath unit, but it beats renting an apartment and the notoriety of living in an architecture oddity is tough to pass up.